Advanced Air-to-Surface Weapon.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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An unconventional advanced air-to-surface weapon of monowing configuration, and having a symmetrical, high lift fuselage of lenticular i.e., biconvex or oblate cross section, with a width-to-thickness fineness of approximately 2.5. The longitudinal profile is modified Sears-Haack in two dimensions, truncated at the base for a rocket nozzle. The weapon comprises a nose portion modular forebody, a weapon payload portion modular midbody, and an aft boattail modular portion which are combined into one unit that is selectively separable into its modular components when used. A variation of this weapon is also taught which features a semi-lenticular fuselage cross section i.e., one flat side and a width-to-thickness fineness of approximately 2.1. Author
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
- Fluid Mechanics